Brian Hoyer to join Texans

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is signing with the Houston Texans, a league source confirmed. Hoyer joins a Texans team that also is bringing back Ryan Mallett on a two-year, $7 million contract. They are expected to compete for the starting job. Both played for Texans coach Bill O'Brien with the New England Patriots. Hoyer was also recruited by the New York Jets. Hoyer, 29, lost his starting job last seasonĀ  to Johnny Manziel after getting off to a 7-4 start. He got back on the field when Manziel got hurt. Hoyer passed for 3,326 yards, 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season. His 76.5 quarterback ranking ranked 31st in the NFL. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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